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Boston Summer Activities by Neighborhood

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BC chapter.

If you’re staying in Boston this summer, lucky you! The weather will be nice, the city as beautiful as ever, and you’ll need to experience it all for yourself. Without a full course load and studying make it a goal to spend time in each district Boston has to offer. Spend a day in the South End, Waterfront, Seaport District, Back Bay, etc.

Don’t know where to start? Here are points of interest in seven different neighborhoods:

Back Bay

On your trip to Back Bay, stop by the Mapparium, a stainless globe three stories tall. The globe also features incredible acoustics allowing people to whisper to each other while 30 feet apart. You can even get a reduced price as a student. After you visit the Mapparium eat lunch by the Christian Science Plaza reflecting pool.

Beacon Hill

In Beacon Hill take a tour of the Massachusetts State House to see the building’s history and architecture up close. You can even see the House and Senate Chambers once inside.


Visit the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Downtown Boston. A mile and a half of parks in the heart of the city, is definitely a sight to see and there are sometimes even programs and events planned for the public. Even more, there are food trucks, seven water features, and a new carousel.

North End

Everyone knows of the North End for its food. Don’t worry about being conventional and go to the North End for dinner and dessert anyway. It has its reputation for a reason. Indulge in some authentic Italian food and then go to a popular pastry shop like Modern Pastry or Mike’s Pastry. You know you wouldn’t be disappointed doing so.


Go to the Seaport District and get up close and personal with the harbor. You could even take a sunset cruise and experience the beauty of the day’s end. See some sights, relax, and learn about the city.

South End

The SoWa Open Market is a different take on a shopping day. Named after its location, South of Washington, SoWa is an outside, open market open Sundays from May to October. With the arts and crafts market, farmer’s market, specialty market, vintage market, and unique food trucks, there is something for everyone here.


Not every city has a historic harbor. Take advantage of Boston’s. Do the Boston Harborwalk and you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy the sights of Boston’s piers, beaches, wharves, and shore while walking with friends or loved ones.

After all of these visits, you’ll feel like a Bostonian in no time…no matter where you’re from.













Blake is a senior at Boston College and is pursuing Biology and Pre-Med, as well as the perfect slice of pizza. She is so excited to be a co-Campus Correspondent along with Emily this year! As well as being a writer for Her Campus BC, she is also a member of the Girls Club Lacrosse team, the Public Health Club, and is a physics tutor on campus.